Tara L. Newman, 46, of Pasadena, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Newman has served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General since 2008. She was a Sole Practitioner from 2006 to 2008 and an Associate at Ivie McNeill & Wyatt from 2003 to 2006. Newman was an Associate at Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger from 1999 to 2003.
She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. Tara is the daughter of long-time Pasadena Criminal and Civil Attorney, Ray Newman, and Dr. Eddie Newman, former Pasadena Unified School District Educator and Principal at John Muir High School in Pasadena. Newman fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha to the Federal Court. Newman is a Democrat.
The Governor announced the appointment of two other Blacks, Janice M. Williams, 61, of Vacaville, to serve as a Judge in the Solano County Superior Court, and Reginald L. Neal, 54, of View Park-Windsor Hills, appointed to serve as a Judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court
The Governor also announced his appointment of 20 other Superior Court Judges, which include two in Contra Costa County; six in Los Angeles County; one in Madera County; one in Monterey County; two in Orange County; three in Riverside County; two in San Diego County; one in San Mateo County; three in Santa Clara County; and one in Solano County.
The compensation for each of these positions is $223,829.